March 8-9, 2018

Capitol Hill Advocacy

The NYU Brademas Center and Scholars at Risk presented the second annual Student Advocacy Day at NYU Washington, D.C., for a convening of students and faculty who participated in SAR’s Student Advocacy Seminars at Bard College, Bard College Berlin, Fairfield University, Hunter College, Illinois Wesleyan University, Roger Williams University, and the University of Iowa. The program included two days of skill-building and hands-on advocacy on Capitol Hill.

After a full day of exploring best practices, small group discussions, and engaging with guest speakers, students put their training into action on Capitol Hill where they met with government and elected officials to make their case for the U.S. to support imprisoned scholars around the world.